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Behold, the 690-Mile Yard Sale

Four-day event spans six states

(Newser) - Do you really, really like buying other people's used stuff? Then have we ever got the 690-mile stretch of highway for you. Yesterday, the 25th annual "World's Longest Yard Sale" kicked off, with shoppers looking for bargains along a stretch of Highway 127 that runs across six... More »

Cities Cracking Down on ... Garage Sales

Officials say recurring sales not fair to real businesses

(Newser) - Across the nation, lawmakers are cracking down on the most insidious of threats: the garage sale. Though there is no official figure, some experts say garage sales are increasing significantly, and officials are bristling as some sites hold sales on a weekly basis—each time with different merchandise, and not... More »

At Yard Sale: McCartney Letter Seeking New Beatle

Now at Christie's; may fetch $11K

(Newser) - Looks like the stars were aligned for Ringo. A 1960 letter written by Paul McCartney sought a drummer for the Beatles two years before Starr joined the Fab Four. The note was discovered folded into a book at a Liverpool yard sale, the AP reports. It was a response to... More »

Fox to Yard Salers: Unloading Wrong Toy Could Cost You $15M

CPSC launches push to stop the resale of recalled toys

(Newser) - Selling the wrong toy at a yard sale could lead to a fine of up to $15 million under a new government policy, Fox News reports. The Consumer Product Safety Commission's "Resale Round-Up" aims to stamp out the sale of used toys that have been recalled due to high... More »

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